Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii http://www.tmt.org/news-center/next-generation-thirty-meter-telescope-begins-construction-hawaii <p>Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership. Contingent on that decision, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Directors, the project's new governing body, recently approved the initial phase of construction, with activities near the summit of Mauna Kea scheduled to start later this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/photo-illustrations/tmt-laser-guide-star-night">TMT with the Laser Guide Star at Night</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-primary-mirror-blanks">TMT Primary Mirror Blanks</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tio-board-governors-voting-begin-construction-phase">TIO Board of Governors Voting to Begin the Construction Phase</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/next-generation-thirty-meter-telescope-begins-construction-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 gordon 1020 at http://www.tmt.org Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit http://www.tmt.org/news-center/coming-together-pacific-astronomy-and-engineering-summit <p>[PAES/Imiloa, Hilo, HI] The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high school students and educators from the TMT partner countries: Japan, China, India, Canada and the United States (Hawaii Island).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/paes-students-sunset-mauna-kea">PAES Students at Sunset on Mauna Kea</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/coming-together-pacific-astronomy-and-engineering-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ha'ilono Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:23:29 +0000 gordon 1016 at http://www.tmt.org TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-exhibits-next-generation-telescope-mirror-assembly-canada <p>[<a href="http://casca.ca">CASCA</a> - Quebec City, Canada] The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly - a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope - at the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1012">TMT Unveiling CASCA 2014</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/node/1013">TMT Segment Unveiling at CASCA 2014</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-segment-revealed">TMT Segment Revealed</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-exhibits-next-generation-telescope-mirror-assembly-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:36:59 +0000 gordon 1011 at http://www.tmt.org TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-astronomical-landscape-2020s <p>TMT and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on July 17-19, 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/tmt-astronomical-landscape-2020s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Tue, 06 May 2014 21:17:09 +0000 gordon 1004 at http://www.tmt.org Hawaii Third Circuit Court Upholds TMT Conservation District Use Permit http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-third-circuit-court-upholds-tmt-conservation-district-use-permit <p>Judge Greg Nakamura of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii ruled in favor of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Wednesday, upholding an approval by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) of a Conservation District Use Permit for TMT. This moves the $1.3 billion project another step closer to starting construction in the summer of 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/hawaii-third-circuit-court-upholds-tmt-conservation-district-use-permit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:48 +0000 gordon 996 at http://www.tmt.org University Approves Lease for Largest Telescope http://www.tmt.org/news-center/press/university-approves-lease-largest-telescope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-name-publication"> <div class="field-label">Publication Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Hawaii Today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date-publication"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2014-02-21</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-abstract"> <div class="field-label">Abstract:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to sublease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of the world&rsquo;s largest optical telescope.</p> <p>The Board of Regents voted 15 to 1 to approve subleasing the land atop the Big Island volcano for the Thirty Meter Telescope. The university leases summit land, which hosts about a dozen telescopes in total, from the state.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000 gordon 982 at http://www.tmt.org